ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 22: Apollo Nida from Bravo's "Real Housewives Of Atlanta", poses for red carpet photos for "A Mother's Love" stage play at the Rialto Center For The Arts in Atlanta, Georgia on NOVEMBER 22, 2013. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
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Apollo Nida back in prison nine days after release

Originally posted Friday, June 14, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

So much for freedom.

Nine days after leaving prison, Apollo Nida of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fame has found his way back behind bars after violating unspecified parole terms while living in a halfway house in Philadelphia.

According to The Blast, the reality star and former husband of Phaedra Parks was taken into custody at the Philadelphia Federal Court House and placed back into the prison system. As a result, he may now remain inside a prison cell until his original release date of October 15, 2019.

Nida spent six years in prison from 2003 to 2009 for racketeering. Soon after his release, he orchestrated schemes to rip off at least 50 people over five years, pocketing at least $2 million. Eventually, the federal authorities sentenced him for bank, mail and identity fraud. 

His original sentence in 2014 was for eight years so he may still be able to get out three years earlier than that. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.